09:25AM | 04/29/04
Member Since: 04/28/04
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Can you refer me to any reputable companies in the Boston area who can install a French drain and sump pump?


plumber Tom

03:36PM | 04/29/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
810 lifetime posts
Your neighbors are some people you may want to ask. Ask them how their system performs during a heavy rainfall. Ask them what company did the job. Ask them if the men were courteous and explained things well. Here's the deal with waterproofing companies. Some owners will come out and give you a free estimate, get a deposit off you and then go back to their office and sit back, while their crew performs the work. I'm not saying this is generally bad, but some guys will act like salesman. They have to compete with all the other companies in your area. Your looking for an owner/operator, which simply means the owner will dig and carry buckets of dirt and work hard. Beware of so called mold scams and guys that will tell you you need this you need that. References are the key. Ask this man what other jobs he has done in your area and for the phone #'s of the people. He should have a list of about 20 people. Get as many estimates as needed. Competition is strong in this area of work, and if you shop around, you can get quality work for a fair price. Example: A normal 150' basement goes for around $4,800.00 to 5,600.00. Because others are competing for your job, you can get a lower price. Ask about the so called lifetime guarantee, before you hand anyone a check. Normally you won't physically see the guarantee until you pay in full. Rememeber questions do not hurt, and if this frustrates the owner, then use your judge of character. Make sure the person looks you in the eye when talking to you. IMO honest people will always look at you when talking about the job. Hopefully cellarwater will add to my thoughts, and I even think he's in your area. Best of luck in your decision. plumber Tom/Moderator/


04:13AM | 05/03/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
178 lifetime posts
The works!! I install sump pumps only I can be reached at cellarwater@ I'm in the Boston Rte. 128 belt. Try Pioneer Basement or B-dry systems of N.E. I hope these can be of some help C.


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